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Notes from Tom Douglas Culinary Summer Camp

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Leslie Kelly

On Friday, the day after this year’s Tom Douglas Culinary Summer Camp ends, an aching hunger will set in, especially around 10 in the morning when campers realize nobody is feeding them an endless buffet of bites of the amazing food they’ve just seen prepared by a parade of uber-talented chefs starting last Sunday at The Palace Ballroom.


Day 1: crepes for breakfast.
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First Top Chef, Now Chopped?

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Leslie Kelly
A contestant on the television show Chopped

Seattle is on fire right now!

Not only is Top Chef filming in and around the city these days -- you saw definitive proof right here eariler this week -- and, yes, it looks as if Tony Bourdain is bringing his new Layover show to SEA soon.

Now, I just heard from a "you didn't hear it from me" source that a producer for the Food Network hit Chopped has been in town, scouting chefs for shows that will shoot in New York next year. Read more »

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A Sad So Long to Met Market on Queen Anne

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Leslie Kelly

The past couple of months, shoppers at the Metropolitan Market on top of Queen Anne have been going through stages of grief: denial, anger, maybe this weekend's getting-ready-to-close sale (50 percent off, July 7-11) will help with acceptance. This store has such a special place in the hearts and bellies of many in the neighborhood, where it's been operating since 1971. It's a delicious throwback to another time when folks shopped at grocery stores, not supermarkets. Read more »

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Our Foodie Friends Name 5 Favorite Hot Dogs in Seattle

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Leslie Kelly
Monster Dogs' Seattle dog, featured in our Summer Cravings issue last year, is also a favorite!

Not exactly sure why, but Independence Day kicks my hot dog craving into overdrive. Maybe it’s that these tube steaks are just so doggone American. (Even though, they originally came from Germany, like most sausages worth eating.)

In anticipation of the Fourth, I took a quick survey on Facebook and Twitter, asking for input on Seattle’s best hog dog spots and guess what came out on top? Costco. Even Restaurant Marche's chef Greg Atkinson says so. It’s sure hard to beat the price, right? Read more »

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Stalking Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi in Seattle

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Leslie Kelly
Host Padma Lakshmi and head judge, chef Tom Colicchio

Forgive me Padma! My editor made me do it.

Yes, Top Chef fever has got us whipped into quite a froth and when I showed up for my Monday morning pastry at Le Panier at the Pike Place Market, I hit the motherlode. Yes, it's true. Top Chef is filming here in Seattle. Read more »

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